Podcast Episode 88 l Mercian Queen Cynethryth

Image created by Craiyon of a Queen sitting on a horse
Craiyon Image of Queen Cynethryth
Share this:

While medieval women did not have extensive rights, there were definitely exceptions to the rule: one of them being Cynethryth, Queen of Mercia and wife of King Offa. She is said to have existed between the period 770-798, although her exact birth and death dates are unknown. During Cynethryth’s lifetime, Mercia was an extremely powerful kingdom dominating the entire area south of the Humber estuary. Her husband, King Offa, was a powerful king, who ruled Mercia from 757-796. Today we talk about what we know of her.

Please subscribe to the You Tube Channel for more on science, history and nature and please do check out the website and follow on social media: Twitter // Instagram // Facebook // Reddit // Threads. Music: Moonrise by Chad Crouch – Instrumental from Free Music Archive.


I am a Chartered Environmentalist from the Royal Society for the Environment, UK and co-owner of DoLocal Digital Marketing Agency Ltd, with a Master of Environmental Management from Yale University, an MBA in Finance, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics. I am passionate about science, history and environment and love to create content on these topics.

Free Email Updates
We respect your privacy.